Frequent Questions

If a refiner produces only conventional gasoline, what is the purpose of the added burden of testing, auditing, documentation, and general compliance requirements? Since there is only conventional gasoline produced, there can be no dumping. Also, if the E

The Clean Air Act requires that all conventional gasoline on average be at least as clean as it was in 1990 regardless of who produces the conventional gasoline. Therefore, all refiners and importers are subject to requirements that ensure the quality of their conventional gasoline beginning in 1995. Refiners and importers of conventional gasoline could provide "dirtier" gasoline if not specifically prohibited, regardless of whether they produce or import RFG. Therefore, neither the statute nor the regulations provide for exceptions to these requirements.(7/1/94)

This question and answer is posted at http://www.epa.gov/otaq/regs/fuels/rfg/qa/420r03009.pdf. The original was posted in the Q&A posted on 7/1/94 which can found at http://www.epa.gov/otaq/rfg_qa.htm" See Question ID 3857 for RFG (Taken from the first question on http://www.epa.gov/otaq/regs/fuels/rfg/qa/420r03009.pdf)
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